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Encyclopedia > Owyhee County, Idaho
Owyhee County, Idaho
Seal of Owyhee County, Idaho
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Map of Idaho highlighting Owyhee County
Location in the state of Idaho
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Idaho's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 31, 1863
Seat Murphy
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

7697 sq mi (19934 km²)
7679 sq mi (19886 km²)
19 sq mi (48 km²), 0.24%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10644
Website: www.owyheecounty.net

Owyhee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. In area it is the next to largest county in Idaho, second only to Idaho County. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 10,644 (2005 estimate: 11,073) [1]. The county seat is Murphy6. Homedale is the county's largest city. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_ID.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Idaho ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Murphy is a town located in Owyhee County, Idaho. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Idaho County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Murphy is a town located in Owyhee County, Idaho. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Homedale is a city in Owyhee County, Idaho, United States. ...


Previous county seats were Ruby City (1863-1867) and Silver City (1867-1934). Ruby City is a ghost town in Owyhee County, Idaho, USA. The town served as the original county seat of Owyhee County from 1863 to 1867. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Silver City is a ghost town in Owyhee County, Idaho, USA. At its height in the 1880s it had a population of around 2,500 and approximately 75 businesses. ... Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Owyhee County is part of the Boise City-Nampa, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Boise metropolitan area is a region of Idaho which includes not only the city of Boise, Idahos capital and largest city, but also the cities of Meridian, Nampa, Garden City, Caldwell, Kuna, Star, Eagle, Middleton, and Homedale. ...

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History

On December 31, 1863, Owyhee County became the first county organized by the Idaho Territorial Legislature. Nez Perce and Idaho Counties predate Owyhee County as parts of Washington Territory, but they were not recognized by Idaho Territory until February 1864. December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Nez Perce County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Idaho along the border with Washington state. ... Idaho County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. ... Categories: Historical stubs | Washington history | U.S. historical regions and territories ... Categories: US geography stubs | U.S. historical regions and territories | Idaho history | Montana history | Wyoming history ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


Owyhee County originally included present-day Twin Falls, Cassia and Power Counties. It assumed its present boundaries in 1879. "Owyhee" is a corruption of Hawaii, a reference to Hawaiian fur trappers who explored the area in 1819 and 1820. Twin Falls County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Cassia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. ... Power County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Owyhee County's history is inextricably linked to the mining boom that dominated Idaho in the second half of the 19th Century. Silver City and Ruby City are among the state's most noteworthy ghost towns from the period. At its height in the 1880s Owyhee County was among the most populated places in Idaho. Today it is among the least populated. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 19,934 km² (7,697 mi²). 19,886 km² (7,678 mi²) of it is land and 48 km² (19 mi²) of it (0.24%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent Counties

Canyon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. ... Ada County is a county, located in the U.S. state of Idaho. ... Elmore County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Twin Falls County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Elko County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Humboldt County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Malheur County is a county located in the southeast corner of the state of Oregon. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,644 people, 3,710 households, and 2,756 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (1/mi²). There were 4,452 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 76.87% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 3.21% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 16.50% from other races, and 2.72% from two or more races. 23.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 3,710 households out of which 37.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.70% were non-families. 21.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.35. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 31.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 109.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.60 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $28,339, and the median income for a family was $32,856. Males had a median income of $25,146 versus $20,718 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,405. About 14.20% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.80% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed in the Owyhee Mountains about 50 miles southwest of Boise.
Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed in the Owyhee Mountains about 50 miles southwest of Boise.

Download high resolution version (600x706, 93 KB)Image Number K5060-2 Site of the 90-square-mile Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed in the Owyhee Mountains about 50 miles southwest of Boise, Idaho. ... Download high resolution version (600x706, 93 KB)Image Number K5060-2 Site of the 90-square-mile Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed in the Owyhee Mountains about 50 miles southwest of Boise, Idaho. ...

Cities and towns

Bruneau is a tiny, remote town in Owyhee County in southwestern Idaho. ... Grand View is a city in Owyhee County, Idaho, United States. ... Homedale is a city in Owyhee County, Idaho, United States. ... Marsing is a city in Owyhee County, Idaho, United States. ... Murphy is a town located in Owyhee County, Idaho. ... This March 2007 does not cite any references or sources. ...

External links

  • idahoIZ.com — Guide to the Treasure Valley

Coordinates: 42°34′N 116°10′W / 42.56, -116.17 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Owyhee County, Idaho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (437 words)
Owyhee County is a county located in the state of Idaho.
Owyhee County was created by the Idaho Territorial Legislature on December 31, 1863, the first county created in the territory.
In the county the population is spread out with 31.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.10% who are 65 years of age or older.
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Owyhee County is a Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office.
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